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Exploring Death Valley

Death Valley offers literally hundreds of scenic trails -- whether you are exploring on foot, on paved roads, or on back-country roads. Below is a list of trails compiled from information offered by the National Park Service. Please stop by the ranger station for an update on the trail conditions before your outing.

4X4 Route Ratings

1 - High clearance 2WD w/off road tires

2 - Stock 4WD w/off road tires; low range may be helpful

3 - High Clearance or Modified 4WD; low range required

4 - Generally impassable; winch and/or lockers required

The above route ratings are based on normal conditions. Severe storms, however, can occur at any time of year and can render even the easiest backcountry route impassable. Such conditions can include unusually deep sand, water, mud, and severe washouts. Be sure to check with the Park Service for current backcountry route conditions beforehand.

Adventures on Foot

Choose from many great hikes of all abilities. Here you'll find details, maps and trip reports to help you plan your hike in Death Valley.


Backcountry 4x4

Death Valley has hundreds of miles of backcountry dirt roads and 4x4 trails to explore and enjoy. Here you'll find descriptions, maps and trail reports to consult in planning your trip.


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